Now that a 10 basis point hike in GSE guarantee fees has been carved into law, mortgage rates could rise by as much as 25 basis points, according to calculations done by Lenders One, a national cooperative of mortgage funders.

“The increase will be passed onto consumers,” Lenders One chief executive Scott Stern said in an interview with National Mortgage News. (Stern gave a range of one-eighth to one-quarter of one-percent.)

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